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Saturday 23rd May 2020: 8:00 PM - doors open at 7:00 PM

PP ARNOLD - ‘LONDONS FIRST LADY OF SOUL’

Fresh from her incredible recent performance on Jools Holland, we are thrilled to present an intimate concert with the legendary American singer songwriter PP Arnold, ‘London’s First Lady of Soul’. PP will perform with her band on Saturday 23rd May at St Mary’s church Rye, East Sussex.

P.P Arnold is the rare type of performer who can make powerful soul vocals seem as effortless as the incredible career which she built with them.

She comes to Rye for an evening of stunning soul and jaw-dropping vocals. She’ll be performing her classics as well as new songs from her latest album, ‘The New Adventures of PP Arnold’. In addition, Steve Cradock will be musically-directing the gig for a very special performance.

It’s set to be an unmissable night of music for anyone with a heart for Britain’s rich musical history.

Event information:

  • Ticket Price £40.00 - Booking Fee Applies
  • Doors Open 7.00
  • Concert 8.00pm
  • Wheelchair Access (email info@ryejazz.com to arrange)
  • Fully Licensed Bar

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our concert partners Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors.

Artist: PP Arnold

Listen to PP Arnold

Having started her career in California as a backing singer for Ike and Tina Turner, she eventually found herself in London where a tour with the Rolling Stones helped her strike up an unlikely friendship with Mick Jagger.

It was he who convinced her to begin a solo career, signing to immediate records, with which she recorded iconic tracks such as “The First Cut is the Deepest” and “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”. She also went on to record the album “The Turning Tide”, produced by Eric Clapton and Barry Gibb, although it wasn’t released until 2017. Since then, she has gone on to work on everything from west end shows, to lending her vocals across a whole host of genres, from acid house to Britpop.

Her role within British musical history is undeniable and today, she continues to record, with an energy as strong as ever. In May, she comes to Rye for an evening of stunning soul and jaw-dropping vocals. She’ll be performing her classics as well as new

songs from my latest album, ‘The New Adventures of PP Arnold’. In addition, Steve Cradock will be musically-directing the gig for a very special performance.

It’s set to be an unmissable night of music for anyone with a heart for Britain’s rich musical history.

PP Arnold’s new album ‘The New Adventures Of… P.P. Arnold’ is out now! It is a double-album of stunning new material featuring contributions from, among others, Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene’s Steve
Cradock, The Specials and P.P’s songwriter son, Kodzo.

To read PP’s full biography click here.

Venue: St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s Church

Make a weekend of it! Click here for accommodation options and more information about Rye & surrounding areas.

St Mary’s provides a wonderful setting for our Rye headline concerts throughout the year and we are proud to have hosted artists including Jose Feliciano, Courtney Pine, Kandace Springs, Eric Bibb, Nigel Kennedy, KT Tunstall, Mica Paris, Kyle Eastwood and Joan Armatrading. We’re sure you’ll love the venue as much as our artist’s have loved performing here!

Situated in the heart of the citadel, St Mary’s has stood for the best part of 1000 years and is home to the oldest still-functioning pendulum clock in the country . It has some fine stained glass, including a window designed by the pre-Raphaelite Burne-Jones in the north aisle and offers breathtaking views over the surrounding area and coast from its tower.

St Mary’s Church, Church Square
Rye, East Sussex TN31 7HF

Facilities at St Mary’s Church
Please note all performances will have an interval of approximately 20 minutes. The church has no dedicated toilet facilities and we thank our friends at Kino Cinema (one minute walk) for allowing our concert attendees to use their facilities.

  • Fully licensed bar for pre-concert & interval drinks & snacks
  • Unreserved theatre style seating
  • Wheelchair access (please email info@ryejazz.com to book special access once you have booked your tickets)

We would like to thank the staff & volunteers at St Mary’s Church for their support and assistance at the concerts.

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